Symantec and Experian’s two-factor credentialing solution was selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide Enterprise Remote Identity Proofing and Multi-Factor Authentication Credential Services in support of the Affordable Health Care Act. The offering is part of a $78 million contract awarded to SAIC.
“Symantec is very excited about the opportunity to work with the SAIC team to provide our CMS customer with an advanced Symantec-Experian multi-factor authentication and identity proofing joint solution,” said Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager of Symantec’s Public Sector group. “This capability will enable CMS to successfully roll out the Administration’s National Uninsured program under the Affordable Health Care Act, decrease risk associated with healthcare fraud, and support the realization of NIST’s ‘National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace’.”
The Experian and Symantec solution combines Experian’s identity proofing capabilities with the authentication capabilities of Symantec’s Validation and ID Protection Service to deliver secure online identity credentials.
It will minimize the risk of fraud by providing more than 35 million U.S. citizens secure online access to the State and Federal Health Insurance Exchange, while complying with electronic authentication guidelines in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication SP 800-63-1 and achieving Level 3 Assurance.
“Experian is thrilled that our solution was selected by CMS and believes it will add great value in helping to provide millions of citizens with access to insurance and medical information, while simultaneously safeguarding individual user’s identities, and complying with federal mandates and regulations.” said Scott Waldron, president of Experian, Government Services. “Our innovative solution with Symantec continues to gain traction with government agencies and healthcare organizations, and this success is another milestone on our path to becoming the de facto standard in the public sector for identity proofing and authentication.”